I research children’s literature and am particularly interested in the relationship between female identity, space and place. My MPhil thesis – “A Space to Be Herself: Locating Girlhood in Children’s Literature” – explored the representation of girls and girlhood in a range of children’s books, whilst my PhD analyses girls, creative writing, and the stories that they tell.
Related to this, I am also passionate about literary space and place. I map the locations of real world children’s books, exploring the dynamic between fictionalised place and real world place, whilst also engaging in the rich tradition of literary tourism in the United Kingdom. One of my favourite things to do is visit an author house or a museum!
You can find out more about my research on my dedicated blog Big Boots And Adventures. I’d love to see you there!